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Halloween in Lahaina 2011 My husband and I planned our trip to Maui specifically around Halloween to attend the celebrations in Lahaina. It sounds like it has become a political fiasco with no plans to close Front Street, costume contests (besides keikis) at the Banyan Tree, or bands. What happened to the "Mardi Gras of the Pacific"? For decades it sounded like a great party with a few bad apples (there's always a few, let's be realistic). What a shame!
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FeliciaPosted on Aug 29, 2011

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Halloween to return to Lahaina POSTED: September 22, 2011 Save | Print Advertisement The Maui News- Maui County has obtained the permits needed to close down Front Street in Lahaina Town for Halloween festivities, the administration of Mayor Alan Arakawa announced last week. But the festivities for Front Street are going ahead without the approval of the county Cultural Resources Commission, which denied a permit for Halloween activities there in 2008. County Economic Development Coordinator Teena Rasmussen said Maui County now is named on the permit for the festivities along with longtime event coordinator LahainaTown Action Committee. County officials removed any element from the event that would trigger a review by the Cultural Resources Commission, she said. Those steps included the relocation of vendors away from the street and into Banyan Tree Park. Pursuing the event as it was last done in 2007 would have taken it before the commission, where at least one opponent pledged to seek intervention. Rasmussen said the county would work hard to manage festivities so that Halloween on Front Street is a “fun, safe, family-friendly event.”
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bclady13Posted on Sep 23, 2011
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